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Mourinho hits back at Costa critics

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has defended striker Diego Costa and again claimed Chelsea are the victims of a "campaign".
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Rodriguez grateful for 'fundamental' Ronaldo support

The firepower behind Real Madrid's surge to the top of La Liga, Cristiano Ronaldo has also been helping the likes of James Rodriguez settle.
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La Liga Preview: Real want revenge against Socieded

Having already suffered at the hands of Real Sociedad this season, La Liga leaders Real Madrid will be wary at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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No Dallas move for Essien

FC Dallas have not offered a contract to Milan midfielder Michael Essien, according to the MLS club's technical director.
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Bale rubbishes United link, Ronaldo rift

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has no plans to move to Manchester United and denied he is a "ball-hog".
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Sahin in 'good shape' for Bundesliga resumption

Borussia Dortmund's Nuri Sahin cannot wait for the Bundesliga's resumption after playing just seven minutes in the first half of the season.
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Rodgers slams Costa's stamp collection

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers declared Chelsea striker Diego Costa was "very fortunate" to avoid a red card on Tuesday.
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Under-fire Inzaghi urges patience

Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi urged patience after his team suffered their second straight defeat to Lazio on Tuesday.
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Rodgers: Courtois saved Chelsea

Thibaut Courtois was the key to Chelsea's League Cup semi-final triumph, according to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.
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Chelsea 1 Liverpool 0 (aet, agg 2-1): Ivanovic settles action-packed League Cup semi-final

In a League Cup semi-final full of controversy, Branislav Ivanovic's header sent Chelsea to Wembley with a 2-1 aggregate win over Liverpool.
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Mashaba wants lessons to be learnt after AFCON exit

Following the end of South Africa's Africa Cup of Nations campaign, coach Ephraim Mashaba wants to get "back to our basics".
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Mourinho refuses to wade into Costa incidents after Chelsea win

Chelsea's last-four League Cup win over Liverpool was controversial, but Jose Mourinho kept his counsel on incidents involving Diego Costa.
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Football League Review: Bent double sends Derby second, Rotherham triumph

Derby County moved up to second in the Championship on Tuesday with a 2-0 victory over Blackburn, while Rotherham won 4-2 against Bolton.
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Milan 0 Lazio 1: Inzaghi future plunged into further doubt

Ten-man Lazio piled yet more pressure on under-fire Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi with a 1-0 Coppa Italia quarter-final win.
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Neymar dreaming of ending Brazil's home hoodoo

After the embarrassing World Cup failure in 2014, Neymar is dreaming of helping Brazil win Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro.
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Senegal 0 Algeria 2: Mahrez and Bentaleb dump Senegal out

Algeria beat Senegal 2-0 to progress behind Group C winners Ghana to Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
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South Africa 1 Ghana 2: Late Ayew winner seals qualification

Ghana qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals thanks to a late Andre Ayew goal in a 2-1 win against South Africa.
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Bocchetti poised to join Milan on loan

Serie A side Milan have agreed in principle to sign Spartak Moscow defender Salvatore Bocchetti on loan for the rest of the season.
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De Rossi suffers calf injury

Rudi Garcia will have to consider his options when Roma play Empoli after Daniele De Rossi suffered a calf injury.
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Montano accuses Oldham of double standards after Evans saga

Cristian Montano has accused Oldham of double standards after they sacked him amid spot-fixing allegations before trying to sign Ched Evans.
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